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Wayne Rooney delighted with Louis van Gaal appointment

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Wayne Rooney believes that Manchester United have made the right choice in appointing Louis van Gaal as the club's permanent manager.

The 62-year-old was confirmed as David Moyes' successor earlier this week, and will take charge when his contract with the Dutch national team expires after the World Cup.

He's charged with helping Manchester United bounce back from their worst ever Premier League campaign and will also oversee a major summer of spending in the transfer market.

Rooney, who is currently away on warm-weather training with England ahead of the World Cup, believes the Red Devils have picked the right man for the sizeable task.

“It is exciting and it is going to be an exciting time at the club," he told reporters.

“I think it is a great appointment. I think everybody knew for the last few weeks that Louis van Gaal was going to take over and the record he has got around European football is fantastic.

“He has won a lot of major trophies and it is great that it is sorted out now.

Ryan Giggs took charge for the last four games of the season following Moyes' departure last month, and has announced his retirement from playing the game to take up a position as Van Gaal's number two.

“It is obviously great that Ryan has stayed with him as his number two,” the Manchester United striker added.

England get their World Cup campaign underway against Italy on June 14.

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